The California Citrus Quality Council would like to invite you to attend a Zoom video conference on Thursday, August 19 from 11:00 –12:00 pm (PT) to discuss changes regarding domestic and export fungicide carton labeling. On May 6, 2021, CCQC sent out an advisory to the industry on CCQC’s recommendation that beginning next season the California citrus industry should consider declaring the following six postharvest fungicides for all citrus varieties on domestic and export cartons, except for the European Union:
As mentioned in the former advisory, this proposal will allow packinghouses to add all of the fungicides to the carton label for Japan as long as packers use at least a small amount of the listed fungicides. On the video conference we will present an overview of the decision to make the changes for carton labeling, provide a short summary of the benefits for implementing them, and how it provides flexibility for managing decay. We will look at how packinghouses should use the six postharvest fungicides, the importance of recordkeeping, and how the industry should respond if you receive inquiries about non-detections in residue monitoring.
The video conference will include presentations by CCQC’s President Jim Cranney and UC Riverside’s Dr. Jim Adaskaveg. Also on the call will include the service companies and provide the industry an opportunity to discuss the changes and ask questions.
To register, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please register no later than Monday, August 16.